Brad Walsh — PHOTOGRAPHER






Brad Walsh

Brad Walsh

Interview with photographer Brad Walsh —

 

1.Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Brad Walsh, I am a Toronto based photographer.

2. Why photography?
It allows me to escape into my own little world which allows me to tell an untold story through my images. I like that the images I create can elicit emotion in the viewer and allows them to interpret what I have captured and tell or create their own story and how they see it.

 

Industrial Apocolypse

Industrial Apocolypse

 

3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an photographer?
My earliest memory of wanting to be a photographer has to go back to when I was about 17 and in high school. I was taking a photography class and we shot on film then and just being able to see what I shot with a camera come to life on paper in the darkroom was an incredible experience and feeling.From then on, I was hooked!

 

Reflecting on Family

Reflecting on Family

 

4. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
My favorite subject to photograph is abandonment, urban exploration and decay. Media well there is nothing like shooting on film, you cannot replicate that look but the digital world has crept in and taken over so I shoot everything digitally.

 

Came in Through the Window

Came in Through the Window

 

5. How do you work and approach your subject?
I walk into the place I am going to photograph in, walk around, get a feel for the place and see how things look inside. I start to visualize how I am going to frame up the shots I want to capture and how I want them to look after my editing process.

 

Is Anybody Out There

Is Anybody Out There

 

6. What are your favorite art work(s), photographer(s)?
I have a few favorite photographers, Ansel Adams, Herb Ritts and Annie Leibovitz. Now I know none of these photographers shoot abandoned buildings but they are an inspiration nonetheless.

 

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision

 

7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
The best responses to my work are when I hear from someone telling me how my work made them feel or when they explain to me what they see, how they interpret an image I have created. To me, that is satisfaction because if my images have caused someone to feel something or see something, then I have done my job!

 

Faded Nightmares

Faded Nightmares

 

8. What do you like about your work?
Capturing a moment in time which can never be captured the same way again and being able to tell stories through my eyes, my lens and what I see is the best part of my work.

 

Alone in the World

Alone in the World

 

9. What advice would you give to other photographers?
Practice, Practice, Practice and then practice some more. Always be shooting! Hone your craft, carry your camera everywhere you go.

 

Doorway to Forgiveness

Doorway to Forgiveness

 

10. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
I see myself as having my own studio/gallery. I love giving back and when I have this space that is exactly what I plan to do. Help out other artists who are just starting out because we all have been there at some point so why not help someone else out. I have had a ton of help along the way so why wouldn’t I pay it forward?

 

 

 

Brad Walsh

Brad Walsh

 

 

 

Links—

 
Website: www.visuphoria.ca
Instagram: @walshy70
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Phone: 416-523-7807